One clyde trying to help another
I have a buddy that is looking at starting a cycling career. He's around 65 yrs old, 6'3 and weighs 350 lbs.
we went to a LBS and looked at several bikes for him. He was having a hard time getting on and off a mountain bike and that made him afraid to get one.
The one that interests him the most is a Sun Recumbent EZ-3 USX, which can be found here.
It was raining outside, so he rode it around inside the store for a bit. I am surprised they allowed him. Anyways, the salesman did explain to him the dangers of them tipping over, but he wasn't worried about that. The salesman also told him that he would never keep up with anyone on a road bike. Is this true?
I don't remember how many speeds it has, but I would have thought on a casual ride he would be able to keep up with me. Is 14 or 15 MPH out of the picture on one of these?
I know climbing on one might be a challenge, but speed shouldn't be.
Should he consider one of these trikes or try and get use to a 2 wheel bike?